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Tax Advice

Warners Private Client team Ranked in Chambers 2014Warners Solicitors Private Client Team Ranked in Legal 500 2014Following the rise in house prices in the South East over the last few years many people’s estates will now become subject to the inheritance tax regime upon death – whether they realise it or not. Here at Warners, we have the expertise to advise you on how best to structure and deal with your assets, both during your lifetime and after death (via your Will) to make the most of current tax saving possibilities.

Tax planning can also be undertaken through documents known as ‘deeds of variation’.  If it is less than two years since the death of someone whose estate you have benefited from (either via their Will or via the rules of intestacy if there was no Will) you may be able to vary your entitlement so as to deal with the estate of the deceased person if a more tax efficient manner.  

Our Private Client team has been recognised as a leading firm in the 2013 edition of The Legal 500 and in the 2014 edition of Chambers and Partners UK. One client said "They are able to think outside the box, they have a good sense of understanding and are client-friendly."

In addition to inheritance tax planning, we are also able to advise on other related taxes, such as capital gains tax and pre-owned assets tax. Not only do Warners have the expertise to guide individuals through the complexities of these various taxation regimes, but we are also equipped to advise those individuals who have business interests amongst their assets.

Warners also offer in house accounting services, covering the preparation of trust and estate accounts, the calculation of tax liabilities and the preparation and submission of tax returns for individuals, trusts and estates.

Latest news

  • Similarity of Wording to HMRC Example Turns Inheritance Dispute If you are considering using a will which makes use of your 'nil-rate' band for Inheritance Tax (IHT), leaving the residue of your estate elsewhere, a recent case shows the potential complexities that can arise if the wording is not absolutely unambiguous...
  • Similarity of Wording to HMRC Example Turns Inheritance Dispute If you are considering using a will which makes use of your 'nil-rate' band for Inheritance Tax (IHT), leaving the residue of your estate elsewhere, a recent case shows the potential complexities that can arise if the wording is not absolutely unambiguous...